Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Have always loved raw broccoli and disliked it cooked. Some time ago my digestive system screamed, "no more raw", so I came up with this recipe. Now the scream is "more,more"! Do not be dismayed by length of instructions...really very easy.
- 1 lb fresh broccoli
- 2 large raw carrots
- 1⁄2-1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 16 ounces low sodium vegetable broth (I use homemade vegetable) or 16 ounces chicken broth (I use homemade vegetable)
- 1 cup half-and-half (use the real thing)
- 2 cups 2% low-fat milk or 2 cups skim milk
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 medium light-skinned potato
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon hot sauce (I use 1/2)
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon kosher salt, to taste
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 5 -6 of roasted garlic cloves (optional)
- Prepare broccoli using peeled stalks.
- Cut into small pieces.
- Peel& cut carrots into small coin-size pieces.
- Steam both vegetables until fork tender.
- Place steamed vegetables into blender.
- Add 1/2 warmed broth.
- Liquefy, being careful not to overflow.
- Remove to large pot with lid.
- Add remaining broth,half& half,milk,hot sauce,cheese,and salt to blender.
- Add to soup in pot.
- Stir to combine.
- Peel& dice potato.
- Place with filtered water in saucepan.
- Bring to boil, turn down to simmer until fork tender.
- Do not overcook.
- Strain, saving potato water.
- Set potatoes aside.
- Add potato water to thicken soup, if desired.
- Blend well and reheat.
- Serve hot with potatoes.
- Add pepper to taste.
There seemed to of been way too many steps in this recipe that I don't find it needed IMO. I had put the broccoli,carrots,potato in the broth to simmer till veggies were cooked. I then used my immersion blender and blended but left a few bigger bits. After that I just added the rest of ingredients. I only used the half and half. I didn't feel the need to add 2 more cups of milk because it would of been way to liquidy. Everything turned out well and it was a quick soup to make. Nice flavor but next time I would not add any salt. Thanks for posting the recipe.